When you think of the talented names associated with the pinnacle of jazz music, a few immediately spring to mind: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington. But what you may not be thinking of is that these powerhouse musicians all jammed at Buffalo’s historic Colored Musicians Club.
In the midst of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding union of the Colored Musicians Club, Steve Orbanek, travel writer from Erie, Pa., found himself within the walls of unexpected jazz history.
“In the genre’s heyday, Buffalo was a regular stop on the United States jazz circuit, and some of the biggest names would stop and play in the city,” Orbanek writes in his recently penned piece for GoErie.com.
And while guests of the Colored Musicians Club can discover a century’s worth of jazz music history in the club’s first-floor innovative and interactive museum, the CMC keeps the beat alive with live concerts every Sunday, Monday and Thursday, including performances from club president, George Scott. For the jazz lover and casual visitor alike, it’s an experience not to be missed.
You can learn more about George Scott, the Colored Musicians Club and a century of Buffalo’s jazz heritage in the full GoErie.com article here.